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WireGuard Alternatives

WireGuard is described as 'extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be faster, simpler, leaner, and more useful than IPSec, while avoiding the massive headache. It intends to be considerably more performant than OpenVPN' and is a very popular VPN service in the security & privacy category. There are more than 25 alternatives to WireGuard for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is OpenVPN, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like WireGuard are ZeroTier, SoftEther VPN, Shadowsocks and LogMeIn Hamachi.

WireGuard alternatives are mainly VPN Services but may also be Virtual LAN Software or VPN Clients. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of WireGuard.
This page was last updated Jun 24, 2022
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • BSD

WireGuard is an extremely simple yet fast and modern VPN that utilizes state-of-the-art cryptography. It aims to be faster,...

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  1. OpenVPN

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron

    OpenVPN provides flexible VPN solutions to secure your data communications, whether it's for Internet privacy, remote access for employees, securing IoT, or for networking Cloud data centers.

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    sadlyfatobguh

    Security focused and open source. Easy to use to set up your own VPN

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  2. ZeroTier creates virtual ethernet networks that work everywhere. Use it as a VPN alternative, for gaming, or to create a virtual office LAN that travels with you.



  3. SoftEther VPN ("SoftEther" means "Software Ethernet") is one of the world's most powerful and easy-to-use multi-protocol VPN software. It runs on Windows, Linux, Mac, FreeBSD and Solaris.

  4. Shadowsocks

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • F-Droid

    A fast tunnel proxy that helps you bypass firewalls.

  5. LogMeIn Hamachi is a hosted VPN service that securely connects devices and networks, extending LAN-like network connectivity to mobile users, distributed teams and business applications. You can easily create secure virtual networks on demand, across public and private networks.



  6. Tailscale

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Private networks made easy Connect all your devices using WireGuard, without the hassle. Tailscale makes it as easy as installing an app and signing in.

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  7. Tunnelblick

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    Tunnelblick is a free, open source graphic user interface for OpenVPN on OS X and macOS. It provides easy control of OpenVPN client and/or server connections.

  8. ngrok

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • FreeBSD

    ngrok exposes local servers behind NATs and firewalls to the public internet over secure tunnels.

  9. Freelan

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A free, open-source, multi-platform, highly-configurable and peer-to-peer VPN software, designed to easily connect remote hosts and mainly focused on security and performance.

    Discontinued

    No update in >2 years.Download links no longer work.

  10. Freegate

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Wine

    Freegate is an anti-censorship software for secure and fast Internet access. It was developed and maintained by Dynamic Internet Technology Inc. (DIT), a pioneer in censorship-circumvention operation.

    Warning

    The installer is detected as malicious by some antiviruses: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/20017fd064a42e743ecb6f6fd5b8b60efc21e7f3979b07fcd23a811514f23111

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